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Interview with David Collins

Today I’ve had a chat with my teacher, David Collins, of Ashtanga Yoga Dublin (www.ashtanga.ie). Although I haven’t attended many classes with them (David and his wife, Paula) since I’ve been busy studying Ayurveda, I still see them as my teachers, … Continue reading

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Chai and Cinnamon Stars

Every friday, after the 10am class, and after every Yin Yoga class, we sit for a precious little while and share some Chai. And each and every time someone asks me for the recipe. So – finally, as promised – … Continue reading

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Enjoying food the ayurvedic way

According to Ayurveda, there is no disease without Ama.  Ama is the sanskrit term for leftover, undigested, or undigestable material that accumulates in the body when food is not fully metabolised.  It is of course normal that a certain amount … Continue reading

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About Ayurveda..

Introduction to the principles of Ayurveda Ayurveda (“Knowledge/Science of Life”) is an ancient practice of holistic medicine already mentioned in the oldest of the vedas. While it is rooted in India, where it is well established as a recognised health … Continue reading

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Sanskrit – a language of the gods?

There are about 170 000 words in the English language.  A finite number to express an infinite number of things – objects, thoughts, concepts, gross and subtle, real and imaginary. A tiny number to have available to us to describe … Continue reading

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Add Self-Care to Your Fitness Routine

Blog post by Sheila Olson (www.fitsheila.com)   Photo via Pexels Sticking to a daily fitness routine takes a lot of motivation and perseverance. Regular exercise benefits your mind and body in numerous ways, but there are other important actions you … Continue reading

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Yoga and Weight loss

Does Yoga help me loose weight? This is a question that sometimes comes up and the answer is clear, but not straightforward. So I thought I would address it today. When we think about any type of physical exercise for … Continue reading

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Understanding the practice of Ashtanga Yoga

  As it is September and a new beginners class is starting up, I thought it was a good time to write about the meaning of Ashtanga yoga. Ashtanga Yoga has never been intended as a purely physical Asana practice … Continue reading

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What makes a true Yoga practice?

Yoga Sutra of the month Samadhi Pada 1.12 ABHYASA VAIRAGYABHYAM TANNIRODHAH (the restriction (of the fluctuations of the mind) is achieved through practice and dispassion. This Sutra is, in my opinion, one of the most important ones to remember for … Continue reading

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The only practice we really need..

Yoga Sutra of the Month One of my favorite Sutras, because there is so much to get out of. Because if we only practice by this one rule, the world would be a wonderful, kind and peaceful place. At least … Continue reading

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